O’Reilly, Maddow Agree: Nomination Races End Tonight

By Mark Joyella 

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow rarely find themselves making essentially the same political arguments, but Monday night on TV, they did just that, declaring the Republican and Democratic primary races to be over, with tonight’s verdicts in Indiana becoming the closing act.

In an interview on CBS’ The Late Show, O’Reilly told Stephen Colbert there’s no drama left in either race–though he says cable news is invested in dragging out the drama as long as possible:

“I called the whole thing three weeks ago for Trump…the whole thing, not just Indiana. The media try to get the horse race thing going so you’ll watch, but it was over three weeks ago in New York. Same thing on the other side with Hillary. You know, Feel the Bern all you want, but the Bern is going to be in the refrigerator and Hillary Clinton’s gonna be the nominee.”

Meanwhile on MSNBC, Maddow devoted a segment to dissecting the Democratic race, concluding that it is–despite what Sanders is saying on the stump–over. “Barring a wholesale shift in the race, like an Earth-shattering shift in the race, Secretary Clinton’s lead…should be seen as insurmountable at this point. Please send your hate mail to Rachel at MSNBC.com.”